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I Am Maris – Teen Wellness Film Series
I Am Maris
Drawn to the healing power of yoga, teenage Maris finds ways to combat mental health issues
Tuesday, November 14 • 7:00
Teen Wellness Film Series presented by CA Film Education and TUHSD Wellness
Finding herself instantly drawn to the healing power of yoga, teenage Maris finds ways to combat the once-crippling mental health issues that defined her adolescence as she begins her studies to become a yoga instructor at only 16 years old.
After a childhood of mounting anxiety, depression, and eating disorders, Maris’ parents check her into a hospital to help her confront her illness.
Still struggling to cope after being released, Maris begins exploring various methods of therapy, beginning with art and poetry before discovering the life-changing effects that yoga has on both her body and mind.
Through her teaching and her blog, Maris strives to inspire others by speaking openly about her struggles and promoting self-acceptance.
Director Laura VanZee Taylor (US 2018) 55 min
The screening will be followed by an in-depth panel discussion featuring: